voter registration records

Introduction

Records of registered voters are kept on a county level, usually in a Voter Registrar's Office, sometimes called an Elections Office.

In California, copies of the voter registration records also are kept at the California Secretary of State's Office.

The information on a voter includes the person's home address, political party affiliation, date of birth and sometimes a phone number. 

To see what information is required from a voter, see the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's National Mail voter Registration Form

In California, to see what information a person is asked to provide when registering to vote, check the Voter Registration Form at the California Secretary of State's website.

However, much of the personal information, such as home addresses and phone numbers, is not open to the general public because of privacy cconcerns. In California, a reporter can get access to the restricted information if you can demonstrate you need it for "journalistic purposes."

Filed under: Public Records